Our Own OWS
I noticed that The Wave has its own version of Occupy Wall Street going on with the recent New Frontiers columns submitted by Daniel Solomon.
I’m keeping this letter short because as I’ve stated before, Mr. Solomon has little to add to a reasoned discourse on national politics beyond one-sided rants and tired arguments. A polemic based on a philosophical construct devoid of both introspection and a respect for the very basis of Western logic: cause and effect.
By now we’ve all heard about the Occupy Wall Street protesters who have yet to articulate a clear reason for protesting aside from suffering with a prolonged and collective case of post-graduate ennui. Having elected a President, in Obama, who has pursued their agenda of “wealth redistribution” and defining down expectations and accountability, they seem perplexed by the resulting situation of dismal job prospects.
One begins to wonder which is worse, this administration’s lack of understanding that a free-market economy demands free-market solutions or the Occupy Wall Street crowd’s hypocrisy in banging protest drums rather than taking ownership of policies that they themselves helped to vote in.
The only explanation that ties everything together; from Obama’s lack of faith in private sector solutions to the Wall Street graduate student tent and flea exposition (OWS) to Mr. Solomon’s fervent class warfare sermons, is this: none of them seems to have ever created a private sector job in their lives! In fact, by his own admission, Mr. Solomon has yet to even graduate from high school.
Please keep that in mind, Mr. Editor, the next time you ask your readership to swallow another hatful of hollow surrounded by paid advertisements from respectable free market establishments struggling to keep this country together and continuing to pay their fair share of taxes.
DR. HAROLD PAEZ